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One of the first pictures from my D700

meohman1

Luling, US
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meohman1 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007
Wed 13-Jun-12 02:42 AM

I took this picture this evening in my back yard. We have a healthy population of lizards, and they prowl the vines growing along the fence. This guy had just emerged from the vines and jumped onto the fence and he was in the process of turning from green to brown to camouflage himself. He started puffing his neck out to show dominance. I squeezed off a series of shots, and this is the best of the bunch. He quickly retreated to the safety of the vines when I tried to get closer. The detail in the texture of his skin is amazing.

Nikon D700 with Nikkor 70-300mm VR lens @ 300mm and f/5.6 - Aperture Priority Mode - ISO 400 - 1/400th sec. - post processed in Lightroom 4.1 and Topaz.

I just recently (last week) received my new D700, and I am just blown away with the detail and richness of the pictures.



Mike

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meohman1

Luling, US
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#1. "RE: One of the first pictures from my D700" | In response to Reply # 0

meohman1 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007
Wed 13-Jun-12 03:37 AM

Another one from my new D700!

Here's a shot of a green dragonfly on a green ivy leaf - the late evening sun is casting the dragonfly's shadow onto the leaf below him - it is almost as if the dragonfly is contemplating his own shadow. I took this late evening (around 6:30 PM), so the sun was a major factor in this shot.

Nikon D700 w/Nikkor 70-300 VR @ 300mm - f/8.0 - ISO 800 - Aperture Priority - 1/400th shutter speed - post processed in Lightroom 4.1 and Topaz.

Only The Shadow Knows!

Mike

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espeto68

Oeiras, PT
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#2. "RE: One of the first pictures from my D700" | In response to Reply # 1

espeto68 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Aug 2010
Wed 13-Jun-12 08:34 AM

Nica shots Mike,
Welcome to the club!!

José

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adcam

Portland, US
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#3. "RE: One of the first pictures from my D700" | In response to Reply # 0

adcam Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Dec 2007
Wed 13-Jun-12 07:02 PM

Those are 2 nice pictures! Well done!

llevine

El Paso, US
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llevine Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 09th Jul 2007
Thu 14-Jun-12 04:18 PM

Nice pictures. The D700 and your talent are showing.

Asgard

East Frisia, DE
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Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004
Thu 14-Jun-12 04:26 PM

Two very nice images.

Congratulations on your new D700.

Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
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venusian

US
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#6. "RE: One of the first pictures from my D700" | In response to Reply # 5

venusian Registered since 17th Dec 2008
Thu 14-Jun-12 05:11 PM

Hi Mike,

Great shots with a great camera. You'll love it.

Nick (Roxbury, Connecticut Nikonian)

meohman1

Luling, US
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#7. "RE: One of the first pictures from my D700" | In response to Reply # 6

meohman1 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007
Fri 15-Jun-12 02:39 AM

I am so pleased and amazed with the image quality this camera is able to produce. I've shot DX cameras for years. This D700 is one special machine. I've shot a D300 for a long time - so this D700 is second nature to me - but I just can't get over the image quality that this camera produces. Thanks for the kudos. Man, I love this camera!

Mike

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Soapstop

CA
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#8. "RE: One of the first pictures from my D700" | In response to Reply # 7

Soapstop Registered since 04th May 2012
Fri 15-Jun-12 04:38 PM

Nice shots, Mike. I picked up a second hand D700 just a bit ago (coming from a D7000) and the first few I squeezed off left my jaw agape. And that was a shot of a fabric pattern on a pillow. Haven't wiped the smile off of me yet!!!

Soapy

Peterdan

Lebanon, US
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#9. "RE: One of the first pictures from my D700" | In response to Reply # 8

Peterdan Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jan 2012
Fri 15-Jun-12 09:22 PM

Sweet work.

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MEMcD

US
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#10. "RE: One of the first pictures from my D700" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sun 17-Jun-12 09:16 AM

Hi Mike,

Congratulations on your new D700.
Very nice images.
Thanks for sharing.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

KazeyBunch

Fort Worth, US
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#11. "RE: One of the first pictures from my D700" | In response to Reply # 10

KazeyBunch Registered since 03rd Jan 2012
Sat 07-Jul-12 04:03 AM

Dude ... those images rock. Very nice

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phlash46

Peekskill, US
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#12. "RE: One of the first pictures from my D700" | In response to Reply # 11

phlash46 Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Feb 2008
Sat 07-Jul-12 03:38 PM

Great shots, particularly the dragon fly. The D700 is scary isn't it?

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D_100

NL
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#13. "RE: One of the first pictures from my D700" | In response to Reply # 1

D_100 Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Mon 16-Jul-12 10:44 AM

Nice greens thanks for sharing.

regards Arthur

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Daveecopping

Polegate, UK
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#14. "RE: One of the first pictures from my D700" | In response to Reply # 12

Daveecopping Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Jan 2011
Mon 16-Jul-12 04:44 PM

The only replacement for a D700 is another D700.

Dave

grizzly200

Solano County, California, US
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#15. "RE: One of the first pictures from my D700" | In response to Reply # 14

grizzly200 Registered since 18th Dec 2011
Tue 17-Jul-12 07:00 PM

I have to agree. I am a D300 shooter, but if I were in the market to move up, I think it would be to a D700, not the 800.

James

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